Death by Chocolate Cookies

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Death by Chocolate Cookies are bursting with heavenly chocolate! A simple recipe with 5 layers of ooey gooey chocolaty goodness will have the chocolate lovers in your life giddy with delight!

Death by Chocolate Cookies

Let’s take a moment to think about this.  I love Death by Chocolate.  Anything and everything I have ever created with that theme in mind has been to die for.  No pun intended.  OK, well maybe I did plan that out.

My favorite Death by Chocolate Cake takes a full day to prepare and 2 sink loads of dishes, a FULL day.  I know, I know.  I was once an overachiever with a lot more time on my hands.  Seven layers of heavenly chocolate beautifully packaged into this fabulous cake.  If you have someone to make it for you…  You totally need to try it.

After some self-therapy and coming to terms with the above delicious creation and the fact that I just don’t have that kind of time, I decided to simplify.  So, I used that fantabulous theme to create a Death by Chocolate Bundt Cake.  With four incredible kinds of chocolate packed into a simple and impressive Bundt cake (with an awesome Kahlua kick), I thought I had found my true Death by Chocolate love…

THEN… Last week my friend Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake posted these Death by Chocolate Cookies.  You know I was on her site faster than lightening!  The idea of my favorite rich, decadent, dessert in a bite sized package thrilled me.  I made them the very next day.

Such an easy recipe and all that flavor packed into a tiny cookie.  This is currently my favorite Death by Chocolate endeavor.  I packed 5 kinds of chocolate into that bite sized cookie.  Milk, Semi-sweet, bittersweet, cocoa and white, 5 layers of ooey gooey goodness.  Few dishes and the first batch was out of the oven less than 30 minutes later!  SCORE.


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Death by Chocolate Cookies

Donna Elick
Death by Chocolate Cookies are bursting with heavenly chocolate! A simple recipe with 5 layers of ooey gooey chocolay goodness will have the chocolate lovers in your life giddy with delight!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Method Oven
Servings 60 1 tablespoon cookies


  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, or chopped milk chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small heat-safe bowl, melt 1 1/2 cups (reserve the remaining 1/2 cup) of the semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each cook time. Until the chocolate is smooth. Stir and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the butter and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Beat in the sugars. Add the eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
  • Add the melted chocolate and beat until combined. Using a small sieve or sifter, sift in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt) and mix on low speed until just combined.
  • Fold in the remaining 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, along with the bittersweet, milk chocolate and white chocolate chip.
  • If you would like you can reserve a little of each chip type to garnish the cookies before they bake.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon scooper or heaping teaspoonful drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes; until the cookies have begun to set. The center may still appear soft, they will firm up as they cool.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Donna’s Notes

These are rich, deep chocolate cookies, if you would like it to be sweeter you can swap out 1/2 of the melted semi-sweet chocolate for more milk chocolate. Example melt 1 cup of semi-sweet and 1/2 cup of milk chocolate chips. That would change the recipe to call for a total of 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet (divided) and 1 cup of milk chocolate chips (divided).


Serving: 1 | Calories: 89cal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 8g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally Published December 2015

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